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  1. BrindaWalsh

    Amber Marchese

    Conspiracy theory: I always thought Jim was gay and just never came out.
  2. BrindaWalsh

    S03.E13: Mayday

    I'm going to guess that the pilot radioed ahead that he was arriving with women and children. When Moira was helping with the organization, she said "we don't know what we're dealing with" which was pretty vague - but they could have added a simple sentence of "we have a plane with refugees, but we don't know who or how many, so let's be prepared for anything!" and still have her go onboard and be stunned by the number of women and children on there. Or perhaps the Canadian authorities had the pilot land and stay out on the runway, took him in for questioning, and then towed the plane in and in the chaos there were gaps of communication to the volunteers in the hangar? But you're right, there's still a gap. Somehow the volunteers got to the airport and got organized. They could have shot a simple scene of Emily, Moira and Luke sleeping when they got a call that a plane had radioed ahead and see them run out the door to get to the airport. I have no idea how close the Toronto airport is to downtown. In NYC it takes a while to get out to the airports, I remember being shocked one time being in boston for work and it only took me about 15 mins to get to Logan. But we'll never know.
  3. BrindaWalsh

    S03.E13: Mayday

    Re: the kids and their memories, I think you would get a mixed bag of kids who remember and who don't (of those who are in that 10/11 range). I lost my mom a few years ago, and my son was only 3 at the time and he still has memories and brings up things I assume he's long forgotten, even stuff that he hasn't heard us talk about, so it is legitimate memory (not things he thinks he remembers). So I can buy that girl remembering that her name was Rebecca and recognizing her dad, even if she doesn't remember "life" fully before. I'd imagine that kids remember flashes and blips. Not to mention, they are probably conditioned not to talk about before because in Gilead, you aren't supposed to talk about before. Does Serena's plea deal include actions BEFORE gilead? I can assume that it must because otherwise, they could nail her on treason, easily.
  4. I have a tough time seeing how these Martha's and handmaids can go back to their stations in Gilead after all of these women and children are discovered missing, so I'm kind of wondering if we are seeing the start of the We know it exists, according to the book, it would fit the progression of what we know is June's story, and it would get us out of the Gilead rut. It could give us an insider look at how the resistance works, perhaps open some kind of line of communication between these women and Canada, keeping our favorite characters relevant to the story, bring Nick back into the story, and honestly doesn't seem to compromise marvel-June while opening up storyline potential for the other handmaids.
  5. BrindaWalsh

    S03.E13: Mayday

    I liked it. Table for 1. We left Atwood's Gilead and writing a long time ago. Even before season 3. The book was brilliant, the story was brilliant, but I decided to stop expecting Atwood and it makes the show significantly more enjoyable. Even the opening scene didn't have her subtlety. Those guards herding the women into trucks and cages wouldn't have been cursing and yelling bitch at them. They would have been doing their job with a stone cold precision and barking military like orders without the profanity. Speaking of that opening scene, seeing them separate those women with special needs literally made my stomach turn. My favorite part of the episode was Rita arriving in Canada, especially her excitement to meet Luke. I'm still processing a lot of the show but I just wanted to say that I liked it. And shout out to Stone Harbor - the best shore town in NJ! Oh. And was anybody besides me irritated by the eastern university ads in the commercials? I don't need a real ad for highly conservative university with courses "rooted in christianity" when I'm watching tv show based on what happens when a twisted brand of christianity takes ahold of and brings down the US.
  6. BrindaWalsh

    S03.E12: Sacrifice

    Season 1 Aunt Lydia never would have given permission for her handmaid to go stand with the widowed husband. She is to serve as a vessel, and then move on, that is it. The idea that these handmaids are part of a family unit with relationships with the commanders and their wives that would afford such a closeness is bizarre and never the intention in the book, if memory serves. Even if Lawrence is the "exception", Lydia doesn't know that and would have forced her into her handmaid lineup at such an emotionally intimate request. Do the directors know that they do a zoom-in closeup at the end of nearly EVERY single episode? They have forever killed the impact of that shot. I mean, all I thought last night was that it looked like Moss needs a deep pore facial cleanser. Somehow I don't think that's what they were going for. So. What's the plan for saving these kids? Get them on a bus and then just drive over the border? A plane? How does this work exactly? What do they say at the checkpoints, that they are going on a field trip to the Museum of Natural History? Once they are over, are Lawrence and June going back in for round 2? I know people are frustrated that Luke just hauled off and punched Fred, when he could have talked. But honestly, talk about what? In what world should Luke ever trust anything that Fred had to say? Luke punching Fred and Moira's verbal attack on Serena joy were the only 2 satisfying parts of this episode.
  7. BrindaWalsh

    S03.E12: Sacrifice

    Holly/Nicole is not Baby M. Why does Serena, who was her "mother" for all of 2 months max, get to see her? She has no biological claim to that child. Her husband has no biological claim to that child, and Serena knows that. Granted neither do Moira or Luke, but Luke is the legal husband of the child's mother. He has more right to her than the rapist and his accomplice. Other than that I was bored. I'm not drawn to Eleanor, I didn't find her that interesting. When I saw June with that gun in the beginning it hit me that Commander Lawrence didn't give it to her to defend herself. He gave it to her to kill herself. Right?
  8. BrindaWalsh

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    I will give it this, it was REALLY good to have that group on screen together or not. At the risk of sounding like a squeef, they are like a warm blanket. I'm not a naive and bright eyed teen anymore, the world is pretty bleak these days, so this gave me a much needed dose of familiar escapism. I'm certainly not getting that from the Handmaids Tale.
  9. BrindaWalsh

    S01.E01: The Reunion

    I'm not crying at young Luke Perry, you're crying. Other than that, I can't decide...it had some laugh out loud moments. I know enough about Tori, Jennie, and Brian in real life to get their lives in this version. I don't know enough about JP or Ian.
  10. BrindaWalsh

    S03.E11: Liars

    Not to mention, the first time he crossed the border, it was on invitation from the Canadian government, on a "diplomatic assignment", with security detail, etc. This time he drove over the border as a private citizen with his wife.
  11. BrindaWalsh

    S03.E11: Liars

    Yes, I agree with everything on this, and I tried to explain it and couldn't so simply deleted it. You captured her arc beautifully. Especially her realizations that Nicole as nothing more than a political tool for her husband, her visit to Canada and her realizations about how perfectly pathetic Fred Waterford truly is (and that's just one description in a long list of adjectives). However, I still don't get how I'm supposed to feel about her? I don't know that the show is portraying her as a character we're supposed to have sympathy for - because she's ultimately not sympathetic, no matter how many regrets she may have. Especially when those regrets come from a completely selfish and egocentric point of view.
  12. BrindaWalsh

    S03.E11: Liars

    For people debating what made June snap, I thought that the answer was much more basic than that - I figured that Meloni was going for anal rape - one that would be violent, painful, and potentially injury inducing. And yes, June has been raped month after month, through a ritual, but not in this way - to our knowledge. That was my guess about why she snapped and fought like hell. When Lawrence handed her the gun and said "they're coming for us, are we certain that they mean June and her commander? Not Lawrence and his wife? I feel like they set the stage for it to go either way. And regarding Serena, are we supposed to see Season 2 and 3 as a sweeping awakening/redemption arc? I still don't get what I'm supposed to think and feel about her. Also, I realized that if I separate this show from season one a bit -- acknowledge that the distorted world that Atwood created is now a bit of a different world all together, I find it much more tolerable. Otherwise, I get stuck on details like dancing and singing. Is next week the finale?
  13. BrindaWalsh

    S03.E11: Liars

    So Serena traded Fred for coconuts, immunity, and future opportunities to become a mother I'm assuming? I don't think she will get Nichole back, but she did get confirmation from Fred, that he is shooting bullets and that he was the problem, not her. As for how they crossed that border, we have family in northern VT and they say it is easy to weave on through the local mountain roads and be in Canada and not realize it. It looked like they had veered of of major roads and onto a dirt road in the mountains, as opposed to crossing over on NY87. I loved how they shot this episode. And oddly one of my favorite scenes was Serena driving down the highway. The music selections were excellent, too. Was the Martha in commander Lawrence's house the martha from Jezebel's in season 1? Am I the last to figure that one out??? The former chef? She made that comment that she would be lucky if she got sent back to Jezebels. And as for June - she has a very specific set of skills...
  14. BrindaWalsh

    S03.E10: Witness

    I just have to say, if I were June, surrounded by a large group of handmaids, and I saw Fred and Serena enter a room - after ALL that has happened - you can bet your white bonnet that I would dip my head down low, murmer my words obediently and take full advantage of the opportunity to thoroughly blend into the crowd. You know what I would not do? Keep my head up, stare at them, with my mouth gaping open like I'm trying to catch a fly for dinner, just asking to draw their attention. Why? Because LITERALLY NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS WHEN THEY COME AROUND.
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